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Apr 30, 2013 9:00pm PDT
.s. attorney. we talk about fraud and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so
May 2, 2013 1:00am PDT
it not simply from the perspective of a civil rights lawyer, i approach it from the perspective of a parent of 3 and that informs my judgment as much as -- and my passion for this as much as anything. i can't promise, i don't know when we're going to be able to declare victory. i look at so many of the civil rights issues of our time and they have remained all too persistent but that doesn't mean we cannot continue to be dogged and i think we've seen successes. success didn't come soon enough for you and that is tragic and that's what motivates me and others to continue this work and so i hope we'll continue it together and i hope we'll be persistent. i hope we'll just demand it and as we continue to demand it, i think we'll make progress. >> my heart is heavy for your experience. i can't imagine that this will make you feel any better, nor is it my intent that you do because i wouldn't, quite frankly, belittle your grief with new laws that can't bring your son back. four years ago when what happened to you happened, we didn't have a federal government that ensured that lgbt youth were going
May 1, 2013 1:00am PDT
and lesbian americans as part and parcel, a continuation of the civil rights struggle. >> what people forget is that women's liberation, everything even that's happening now with gay rights is started with the civil rights movement. i always find it very peculiar. people who want rights and forget about who started it, you know, so human rights is human rights. so you can't be for gay rights and still be, you know, racist against anybody. as julian bond said, as you just stated, it started with the civil rights movement and the woman's rights movement came after that, now we're going with the gay movement. >> but there are people, and i've talked to a number of african-americans, who do not believe -- or who in fact defended that comparison, who say, you know, look, it's completely different. >> anderson, there is no -- i cannot make any excuse for that. there are i would say a large segment of african-americans who are very homophobic. there's no getting around that. >> where do you think that comes from? >> in fact, chris boussard came out yesterday on air -- he didn't come out but he said
Apr 30, 2013 9:30pm PDT
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
Apr 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
May 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a
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May 6, 2013 11:30pm PDT
to make a speech to congress. they say, "don't fight for civil rights. it's a lost cause. you'll never get it through. it's a noble cause but a lost cause. don't fight for it." you know what he says? he said, "what the hell is the presidency for then?" and he sets out to pass... ( applause ) and he sets out to pass civil rights bills, the voting right bills, medication bill, education bill. he changes the country. >> stephen: all those things, medicare, voting rights, civil rights bill, head start, right? all those things -- did this book start off as a series of spooky stories to scare republicans around a camp fire at night? because all of those things are things they'd like to get rid of at this point. >> yes, they certainly would. the thing was the other side, you know, all these things like head start, we think maybe they failed. but the reason we think they failed, stephen, is that they never got adequately funded because the other side of lyndon johnson was vietnam. he escalated that war until there was not enough money for anything else. >> stephen: in the fog of war, bob mcnamara,
May 6, 2013 11:00pm EDT
think this is a little-known fact civil rights did not come to america in one bill in 1964. bad back that was public accommodations. voting rights came in 1965. london of -- nondiscrimination and employment and housing came in 1972. voting rights was extended to language minorities in 1975. so literally what you had was an 11-year wave of good bills that addressed the problem. wepoint is this cycle, should get the best deal good deal. if we don't, then we should continue, given that they say we have all this political power, 15 million registered voters, then it'll be 20 million. given that we have all this political power, that this fight may go on, and if we don't get a good bill we should fight, bill. >> i have a few other people want to engage in this conversation. congressman who is here at the table literally. i would like to get everyone else involved. let mepushed back -- push back on you for the sake of probing more deeply here. after sandy ago, head, after our precious babies were gunned down at school, there may have been three people in america who sought we would ,ot hav
May 4, 2013 2:45pm EDT
on the effect the letter and the civil-rights movement and dr. king's believe in the urgency of the movement. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> good evening. welcome. we are pleased you have joined us this evening. also want to welcome our good friends from c-span who are kidding tonight's program. it will be broadcast on booktv at a future time. also please note we have books for sale in the back and i am sure our authors will be happy to sign those for you. the doors are locked. you cannot leave until all the books have been sold. martin luther king often quoted the nineteenth century abolitionist thomas parker who said the arc of the universe is long but bends toward justice. i was thinking about that today as we set up and prepared for this program because today is april 9th. on april 9th, 1963, 50 years ago this very day, four young black college students walked in the front door of this building down stairs, went over to a table and sat down and started to read. one of them described to me later he was scared he was about to be arrested. birmingham's libraries in those days were segre
May 7, 2013 4:30am PDT
students civil rights in a meeting today after a federal investigation revealed the district mishandled a bullying case. the u.s. department of education for civil rights found a violation for the district back in december involving a middle school student who was being bullied due to a disability. the agency said the district violated the school's civil rights by not properly handling that case. the palo alto weekly reports the district is adjusting its policy and will now update its progress during this morning's meeting. >>> we have some interesting weather happening out there right now. 60 degrees to start the day in san francisco. you are at 61 in oakland and 55 degrees in livermore. we still have showers on the radar. nothing heavy. in fact, we are dealing with about a third as much precipitation as we head at this point yesterday. we are going to see more of that as we head throughout the day. wrap-around moisture from a cut-off low still impacting the bay area through today, tonight and the first part of tomorrow. highs are going to be comfortable. you don't need the heavy coat
May 2, 2013 11:00pm PDT
it's very exciting to see everybody talking about civil rights litigate or heroes which i think they are. >> what is next in the film and what do you see for film and how do people learn more about it. >> the film will be on hbo in july in the summer series which is great because they do a lot of marketing. we are selecting the open night. which is a thousand seat audience. it is the premier selection. it's at the film festival as it went to sundance and they voted it and it's a film we would like to bring home. we are doing as many film festivals as we can. we won the audience award and jury award in miami and doing as many speaking and community talk back events. the film i hope will become a gathering point for people to use and say this is what's happening in our jurisdiction. this shows the experience of just a few lawyers. there are many people struggling to do a great job across the country. >> what's your website? >> we'll be taking questions. now let's move to john rapping who is one of the individuals featured in the film. john, i remember when you first talked about s
May 6, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, but lbj with the civil rights act, voting rights act. it's very complicated because of the vietnam war, but i think he has done more for the country. >> no more greater pieces of legislation than the civil rights acts, but because he lied to get us in vietnam war, that makes it a horrible answer on michael shure's part. but i would throw out dwight eisenhower. because in 1957, sending troops in little rock and using the power and muscle to enact silver rights change and then a speech when he leaves hoves about the military industrial complex which every progressive american could get behind. >> that was a speech. that wasn't him being president but a speech on his way out. >> cenk: i've been watching "the untold history of the united states" by oliver stone and it makes you hate all of our presidents. >> who do you late the least. >> cenk: let me tell you why. eisenhower, you're right, he had a lot of great things. on the other hand he did the overthrowing of mosadag in iran. and that screwed us over foreyears. and lyndon b johnson foreign policy was as disaster and malicious and not j
May 8, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the stories about young people leading -- in fact leading so much of though civil rights movement, and their fascinated and encouraged and inspired. so let's talk about the chile and get that over with. the chilly involved two boys slamming against me in the cafeteria, and although in every media it says i dumped a bowl of chile on a dude's head. however, i dropped the chilly -- the tray the cutlery the whole thing, and it landed on two boys and for that i was suspended. but you don't know about the three chile or soup incidents against me. so we only tell the part of the story. we leave out quite a lot, and that disturbs me and that is unfair to our young people. because little rock is an inspirational story, about self determination of young people, and we do them a disservice by not telling them about it. because they long to know. >> michael: let's keep talking to the young people, because one of the people that always strikes me and i think a lot of young people when they see children in the face of adversity -- one of the things that always struck me abo
May 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
a feeling of real civil rights and safety where i live. is a greater source of tension and our neighbor. and the economy is just sort of rooming in the last few years especially now since the discovery of oil. there is all kinds of apprehension and tension in terms of what would happen in the next year. at it is generally speaking place that i find great dignity and great power. people -- education is the cornerstone of people's lives. if they do not have anything, they will have the school uniform and make sure the school fees are paid whether you go from house to house to collect it or whatever, the school must the -- we must go to school. that kind of emphasis, in contrast to india where poverty is so extreme and the wealth is so extreme and beggars and the have-nots and the halves are constantly juxtaposed with each other. in uganda, i have never seen that level of poverty. even though we have so much less than india does. because people have their food, they have their bases of living. and there is a certain kind of existence of civil rights which you can breathe and you can be eas
May 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
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May 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
it was found to be fake, he sued for violation of his civil rights. the san jose city council is expected to approve a settlement sometime today that would pay his legal fees and award him $150,000 >>> the palo alto school district will discuss a student's civil rights in a meeting today after a federal investigation revealed the district mishandled a bullying case. u.s. department of education office for civil rights found a violation in the district back in december. it was involving a middle school student who;w> was being bullie due to a disability. the agency said the district violated the student's civil rights but not properly handling the case. palo alto reports they are adjusting their policy and will update their progress during this morning's meeting >>> it is 6:03. we are watching all the changes going on in the weather. we will give you a live look spanning over the bay bridge in san francisco. christina loren is here to tell us specifically what to look for tuesday and beyond. >>> i am always looking 15 days out, because i want to know what's to come. the sooner i can let yo
May 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of this nation. it was 50 years ago today birmingham, alabama, what the front line in the fight for civil rights and it wasn't going well. then children joined the battle and as michelle miller tells us, everything changed. >> reporter: this is where you started your day? >> this is where the started -- this is where i started the day. may 2, 1963. >> reporter: james stewart was just 15 when he first descended these steps, one of 1,000 children who were determined to protest the city's segregation laws, a social code birmingham would not give up easily. >> we said enough is enough is enough, we're not living with this. when they are brought the dogs and the water hoses out, that was a greater weapon that they were deploying. so for me, it was wartime. >> reporter: those water hoses were held by birmingham firemen. arnetta streeter-gary was there, too. she was 16. seeing these images at the birmingham civil rights museum brought it all back. >> i still remember that water. i don't think i will ever forget that water. when you would run, they had the dogs waiting. i thank the lord they did not put
May 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of liberty and justice for all, if we want to deal with one of the biggest civil rights issues i think in our country, then we have to ensure every child has an equal chance for a high-quality education regardless of the zip code they're born into. madam president, long before i was elected to public office, i spent years working with an education centered nonprofit called the "i have a dream foundation." and in my role there, i visited schools all over the united states. more often than not, schools in very tough communities and neighborhoods, schools that were in public housing developments or that were in some of the most forlorn and troubled neighborhoods in all of america. and something that struck me over and over again was when i'd go into an elementary school and talk to a whole group of young kids and say, what do you dream of, what do you hope to be when you grow up in and they'd raise their hands and you'd ask -- none of them said i dream of being in a gang, i dream of being in jail, i dream of being a drug dealer, i dream of dying before 20. they'd say, i dream of being a senator
May 3, 2013 12:00pm EDT
-american example the civil rights movement english i think this is a little-known fact. civil rights did not come to america in one bill in 1964. that was public accommodation the voting rights came in 1965. nondiscrimination and employment and housing came in 1968 and 1972. and voting rights is extended to language minority, latinos and asians in 1975. so literally what you had was an 11 year wave of good bills that address the problems. and my point is this cycle we should get the best deal possible. but it should be a good deal. and if we don't then we should continue given that they say we have all the political power, 15 million registered voters next cycle it with the 18 million, then 29, even though we have all this political power, that this fight may go on and if we don't get a good bill, which would be a fight for a good build. >> we have a few other people i want to take this conversation too. i'm anxious to get back around to thomas here was at the table literally for these conversations in washington. but before i move on there's a few people who haven't spoken yet. let me push back
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May 4, 2013 10:00am EDT
transcends the issue of immigration status. this is matter of civil and human rights. >> lou: it's inspiring. i can't find any connection whatsoever to your civil rights or i haven't heard anyone suggest that people who are acting in contra investigation of your laws are somehow entitled to civil rights? >> people the people aren't americans. you are sinking the boat here. >> lou: why is it that the chamber of commerce, business roundtable, all of the elites on the right and left are combined? they spent, by the way, $1.5 billion from 2008 to 2012 lobbying on this one issue, more than any other issue before the u.s. congress and senate. >> they want cheap labor. rest of us make up the difference. i have never seen an issue the elite the elected representatives and media or one side and that is why they have to lie. to see marco rubio saying, oh, no, they won't be able to collect any government assistance of. he said a week after they voted down to prevent illegal aliens to get benefits under obamacare. about 50% of illegal immigrants are collecting welfare now. >> lou: it is a peculiar time
May 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
requiring voters to show photo i.d. at the polls. many civil rights leaders say this is no different than a poll tax that was used in the past to disenfranchise african-american voters. naacp will entail a statewide tour to press republican policies in their district. we'll go on with our civil rights affects our lives today. with us from north carolina is president of the naacp reverend william barber. it's a pleasure having you here. thank you for coming. i want you to tell us what you're seeing in north carolina, what restrictions are lawmakers proposing. >> we're seeing a number of things. first of all let me thank you for allowing us to come on. and if i might, in order to see what we're seeing we might have to talk about what we have seen. that is in the naacp we have built the people's coalition. 170 organizations starting in 2006. as a part of the victory of this massive diverse anti-racism anti-poverty coalition in the south we were able to win in the south state the most progressive laws in voting. we were able to win same day registration, early voting, sunday voting. and what
May 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
struggle for civil rights. [applause] "this is the day." how did this book get started? it was president president obama in his first term. he said, i am here because you are all -- in america 50 years ago what did i think america was? it was all things to me. my husband's home country, my new jewish family, robin and benjamin. leonard's cousins and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam to photograph people. i have no photo of myself and of our seven-month stay in america but sweet pictures of our 4-year-old daughter, her grandparents and cousins. leonard was very frugal. he needed all film for his projects. nothing got wasted. he said i wished i had a picture of myself and of leonard at the march on washington. i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked, i would say all these faces and then leonard asked me how i liked the day? i would say all these faces. the march was america for me and then the speech of dr. martin came, "i have a dream." the speech moved like a wave over the heads of all those people. the voice was strong. a preacher's voice. it reached everyone.
May 4, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. , and restrictions on civil rights. almost he posted on the streets are subject to fines or prison. onhomeless people posted the streets are subject to fines or prison. they cook volunteer meals for the needy. he has been living on the streets for 14 years. he says he has never been treated as badly as now. he says he feels like a fourth class citizen, and that the homeless are not even treated as citizens. he says he can only find work on a black market. the government says there are always jobs available to the homeless, but that is not true. they belong to a student network set up last year via social media. they protested against the fourth constitutional revision, which cracks down on the homeless. to thefourth amendment constitution was a big point in this whole protest. >> he acknowledges that one of the problems is that the opposition is unable to unite and join forces. >> we are angry. we want change. ,he way things are working here you have to see that this is a long process. no one has ever managed to crumble the current government. >> they hope they can help change hungary in the long run
May 2, 2013 4:00pm PDT
i have always been passionate about civil rights and equality for everyone, and i have a 10-year-old daughter, so having a girl has made me much more sensitive to gender equality and other issues, but i guess i have always been someone that is vocal about my politics, but as a supervisor, and having to listen to many perspectives before making key decisions. as an activist in chinatown, i have always felt that working families and people who work in our neighborhoods need to have much more support. it is always about giving more voice to immigrants or the underserved and workers in the city. that is what drives my passion as a supervisor. >> tell me about the process of running for supervisor. what did you learn from the campaign process? was anything surprising? supervisor mar: i had to move from being a regular person that barely gets his kid to school on time and makes her a healthy lunch to having to go to a photo opportunities. i was on the school board for eight years, i had some training. and i was in the democratic party central committee for years before that and was one
May 4, 2013 1:00pm EDT
if the -- town happened to be where the three civil right workers were killed, three white and one black. was that a coincidence or was that a overtone to the people who seemed to connect with the dots? >> host: thank you, sir. >> guest: thank you for the question. i have not studied that particular incident so i can't tell you for sure what was going on there i do remember the press coverage at the time and there was a lot of turn about that in certain quarters. i'd like to think it was a coincidence, and i'd like to think that what reagan really was doing, though, was definitely trying to appeal to disaffected white voters in the south, who he knew would be key to his campaign as president. and a key component of that appeal has often been, since the 1964 signing of the civil rights act by a democratic president, key component has always been saying we're the party that is going to stand up for white people as opposed to being a party that grant all these rights to black people. and it's an unfortunate chapter and it's one reason why our poll particulars have used code words, because w
May 5, 2013 10:00pm EDT
on immigration, civil rights, foreign policy, government union, and especially liberal education warrant considerable attention by politicians today. this is, i believe, was he was a religious man. he didn't think a republic was possible without moral and religious education. and he believed that holy command you should know the truth and set you free. ought to be the guiding principle in all of our educational system as well as our republic. america, he argued, was founded by religious man. it's finest schools succeeded because they shape souls as well as opinions. and as we know, great presidents are products are of the education. he knew well the value of education because the political thought was shaped. .. >> the ambassador to mexico and secretary of commerce and attorney-general and supreme court justice don't never philosophically and perhaps physically far from his professors flexors -- lectures he never forgot them. he believes that would refresh the sole to bring just reward from the here and now. we looked upon gorman as a man who walked with god and his course was a demonstr
May 8, 2013 12:00pm PDT
at the mental health center in the richmond district. i have always been passionate about civil rights, equality for everyone. i have a 10-year-old daughter, so having a girl has made me much more sensitive to gender equality issues. i guess i have always been vocal about my politics, but as a supervisor, i have to listen to other perspectives and making decisions. >> very soon there will be of much more seniors in that area. we are trying to focus on whether a stop sign or stoplight might help. >> tried to look at issues of senior nutrition programs, alzheimer's research, even housing policies that allowed our buildings to become more senior-friendly. also looking at how to support senior services, neighborhood- by-neighborhood programs that allow aging in place. people who are getting older helping each other stay in their homes and communities longer so that they can contribute as long as possible, as opposed to institutionalizing them. >> i support working families, livable communities, definite drawn support for the small business. even in my district, there are pockets of poverty and many
May 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
than that. last year they were making san francisco the rights to civil council city, the city of gideon. there are civil cases, eviction cases, family law cases where the consequences, the results followed in court are almost as severe to what gideon faced and what people face in criminal cases. what we recognize at the outset of the supervisors proclamation is part inspirational, our leaders in the community have rallied around it and the bar association and our firms have taken on more conviction cases. later we'll be holding an event to thank people in these positions and so please stay tuned about that. in the meantime let's focus on gideon and the public defenders role. i would say if there is ever a time and place to turn the tied and to bring the &m music back to gideon's trumpet. we thank you and look forward to a great day. thank you. [ applause ] >> about a year-and-a-half go we saw one of the most dramatic shifts when the state took funding and reallocated to local and housing for state prisoners. our next speaker chief probation officers not only in san francisco
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Apr 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
for civil rights. >> jon: you're right, jason jones. that would have been awesome. we'll have to wait. we'll have to wait for football. we'll wait for football. >> that's right. that's right. don't blow it for me ÑÑÑÑÑÑÑÑç welcome back. my guest tonight, oh, we have a new film. iron man 3. >> working on it, sir. this is a prototype. ( cheers and applause ). >> jon: robert downey, jr. we love you! ( cheers and applause ). >> jon: so... so. jon: i hope this works out for you. >> thanks, jon. i'm plugging away. >> jon: i think that's right. i think that's right. this phenomenon. >> right. jon: is insanity. it's worldwide insanity. >> yes. i should come out right now. >> jon: it would be dramatic. ( cheers and applause ). people are shaking with excitement and glee. >> right. i mean, i feel this way about, you know, the movies that i was really into growing up. i love the enthusiasm. >> jon: were you a super hero guy growing up? your father was a director so you were involved in film. >> i mean i was around movies ought time. they were underground movies. very cool stuff. but i mea
May 3, 2013 12:00am PDT
. there is nothing civil about letting somebody without their right mind decompensate to the to point that they lose their lives and sometimes other people lose their lives. our mother recently had called me and said that her son had been on the streets because he also left their house and the police called her first thing in the morning. she hadn't seen him in a long time and he had paranoid schizophrenia. they said your son is in the hospital. we arrested him on a 51/50. he was walking naked in the street in the middle of the night talking to himself. the mother and father jumped in the car and went to the emergency room and by the time they got there, the hospital had released him. i don't understand this. it's just, you know, i'm not a lawyer and i wasn't in the mental health field before, i just, i don't understand it. the qualifications and criteria for a holder extreme and they are unrealistic. a person much be imminently danger to self or others or gravely disabled before they are picked up. if your shelter is under a freeway, if he knows of a garbage can that he can frequent, he's not grave
May 6, 2013 12:50am EDT
witnessed? things like protests, oycotts. the civil rights movement or today, abortion protests or boycotting certain companies and things like that. how should christians decide when to be a quiet witness versus when it is appropriate to be loud? >> well, aristotle wrote a marvelous book called "the rhetoric was quote and he said to persuade you need a tripod of threes things. he used greek word. ethos, pathos and -- thos is being perceived as ethically congruent. that is what witnessing without words is all about. the problem is, we are often loud before we have the prelude of the silent witness of our integrity and of our sensitivity, particularly to the marginalized. so, i think, yes, there is a time for a louder witness. but that should be preceded by a lot of loving, a lot of serving. the civil rights movement was actually a great example of itnessing without words. because -- i participated. i was in alabama in the 1960s at the segregated lunch counters and i sat in the audience listening to martin luther king speak. we put our bodies on the line without making speeches.
May 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
by the way is a civil rights like every other civil rights we've been through in this country is part of the future. and it's going to have to be part of immigration reform, if not now very soon. >> john: so let me ask you to speculate into the mind of marco rubio. how nervous do you think he is over this provision or does this give him a get out of making a commitment free card. >> i think he's nervous about this provision, to be honest with you. he has gone so far down this road, if he let's this stop him it sinks his 2016 aspiration. he brought everybody in this dance. he brought the horse up to the water. it wouldn't drink his credibility within his caucus is also damaged at that point. >> john: david you're saying you agree. there is not a change that senator rubio could tell the latino population of the america that we're the gap we're fighting for you? >> i agree with sam on this. marco rubio has talked his political future, presidential ambitions if he has those and i think he might is staked on immigration reform. he has put his career into this. he's not going to walk away.
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to compare their struggle to the civil rights movement. thankfully, conservative stalwart and man who wishes kenny g would turn down that rock music, pat buchanan, recently shot that comparison down writing, "when martin luther king called on the nation to live up to the meaning of its creed, he heard an echo from a thousand pulpits. treating black folks decently was consistent with what cristians had been taught. dr. king was pushing against an open door. exactly. m.l.k. had it easy. that mountain top he went to probably had a chair lift. the man loved hitting the slopes. but these gay activists will not get the same kind of support king got from conservative cristians. as pat writes, "if the gay rights agenda is imposed, we could have priests and pastors preaching not acceptance but principled rejection, a public rejection of the new laws by millions and a refusal by many to respect or obey them. a new era of civil disobedience may be at hand. amen, brother, a new era of civil disobedience. they may legalize gay marriage but i refuse to fall in love and mary another man in a fabulous desti
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of 23 he was recognized as one of the big six of the civil rights movement. he was one of the architects of the 53 march on washington and he was the keynote speaker representing sncc and the only speaker still living. on march 7, 1965 john lewis lead over 600 people orderly protesters across the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama. they intended to march to selma to montgomemontgome ry to demonstrate the need for voting rights in alabama. but the marchers were attacked by alabama state troopers and a brutal confrontation that is now known as lovely sunday. 13 years ago the congressman started an annual congressional civil rights pilgrimage with a faith and politics institute in washington and ever since then he has led a delegation of bipartisan members of congress, civil rights leaders clergy musicians filmmakers got to meet most importantly as a student of all ages to pass on the memory and appearances of those days. to the next generation of marchers. i have now had the privilege of marching across that bridge twice with congressman lewis and just a few weeks ago we the delegation
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